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La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville, ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique; Contenant : table des mets selon l'ordre du service... Vingtieme édition, corrigée et augmentée.
Paris: Audot, Libraire-Editeur, 1836. Duodecimo, 480, 24 pages. Styled twentieth edition. Vicaire notes that this extremely popular work has on occasion been misattributed to Mlle. Aglaé Adanson. In 1832, Philadelphia's Carey & Hart published the first American edition, a translation by Eliza Leslie, one of the earliest French cookbooks published in the U.S. A lovely copy, untrimmed, in original printed, paper-covered boards, with a bit of pulling at the hinges... (Item #4766)
Price: $400.00
La Cuisiniere de la Campagne et de la Ville, ou Nouvelle Cuisine Economique; Contenant : table des mets selon l'ordre du service... Vingtieme édition, corrigée et augmentée. A. L. -E., Louis-Eustache Audot.
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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The Way to Cook.
New York: Alfred Knopf Inc. 1989. Thick quarto, 511, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, first printing. The book is a well-illustrated guide to technique with recipes for delicious classics. More than eight hundred recipes in this magnificent cookbook, of Child's works, arguably second in importance only to Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Fine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Bea, Julia Child" (Item #6033)
Price: $900.00
The Way to Cook. Julia Child.
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Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1906. Octavo, xii, 337 pages. Illustrated with 32 black and white photographic plates. Maps to endpapers. Title page printed in black and gold. First edition. A title in the publisher's Little Pilgrimages series. Evocative travel writing with visits to small inns as the focus, all recorded before the ravages of two world wars. Ownership signature to free front endpaper and to half-title, otherwise fine... (Item #5784)
Price: $40.00
Little Pilgrimages among Bavarian Inns. Being an account of little journeys to the Bavarian highlands and to various quaint inns and hostelries in an out of the ancient towns, together with reminiscences of student and artist life in Munich. Frank Roy Fraprie.
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Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]
Ybor City [Tampa], Florida]: [the restaurant], [circa 1935]. Small stapled booklet (10 x 6 cm.), 30, [2] pages. Advertisements. Index. Illustrated. Evident first and only edition. A promotional cocktail book, with recipes as well, from the oldest restaurant in Florida, and one of the oldest and largest Spanish/Cuban restaurants in America. A tip of the hat is given to the bartender, "Genial" Tony, who is indicated as the compiler. A.... (Item #5862)
Price: $350.00
Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]. Genial Tony, Columbia Restaurant Inc., Florida Ybor City.
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Honey From a Weed. Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apuglia.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1987. Illustrated with drawings by Corinn Sargood. Small quarto, 374 pages. First American edition, following the British publication one year prior. The classic autobiographical cookbook - a marvel. A fine copy in a price-clipped but otherwise fine dust jacket. (Item #5981)
Price: $100.00
Honey From a Weed. Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apuglia. Patience Gray.
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One Hundred and Sixty Culinary Dainties: for the Epicure, the Invalid and the Dyspeptic.
London: Dean & Son, n.d. c. 1884. Octavo, 150 pages + 2 ads. The Chef du Cuisine of "Messrs. Gunter & Co... and many of the Nobility" offers here a collection of dishes which in our world seem hardly dainty or appropriate for the invalid. Instead, within we find a meat centric extravaganza including "Curried Pheasants", and "Bombs of Fat Livers a l"Ambrosia'. There are a few beef teas, and... (Item #2289)
Price: $150.00
One Hundred and Sixty Culinary Dainties: for the Epicure, the Invalid and the Dyspeptic. Samuel Hobbs.
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The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Co. [1908]. Octavo, 105, [1] pages. The second printing, with the price of 35 cents on the printed cover. The second in a series of five collections of prize-winning recipes issued under the Los Angeles Times imprint between 1902 and 1917. According to Glozer, this volume was first published in 1908, although others indicate 1905 or '06. This collection offers, according to the front cover, "One Thousand... (Item #2969)
Price: $200.00
The Times Cook Book --- No. 2. 957 Cooking and other Recipes by California Women .... Brought out by the 1905 series of prize recipe contests in the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times.
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Simple French Food.
New York: Atheneum, 1974. Octavo, 433 pages. First edition. A classic. The best of cuisine bourgeoise or cuisine simple from one of the greatest of modern cookbook authors. “The dishes are not those found in posh restaurants, but those one enjoys in comfortable little country restaurants... and in well-run homes where the traditions of good eating have been maintained.” (from James Beard’s preface). Tiny bit of discoloration to top edge... (Item #5980)
Price: $150.00
Simple French Food. Richard Olney.
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Choice Cookery.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, 1889. Thick duodecimo, 316, [4] pages. Ads. First edition. A collection of recipes original written for the pages of Harper's Bazaar. The book encourages a style of simple cookery, but contains more than a touch of luxury, but not extravagance. The recipes themselves, which include "reed birds in aspic", and "compote of pigeon", are written in full narrative, are an enjoyable read, and... (Item #2168)
Price: $200.00
Choice Cookery. Catherine Owen, pseud. of Helen Alice Matthews Nitsch.